ResQ started on March 2001 as a non-profit community organization providing support for at-risk youth. Formed from a group of law enforcers, crown attorneys, lawyers, educators and community representatives dedicated to supporting youth in crisis.
Our mandate is to ensure that all youth receive the best quality education by staying in school. Our objective is to identify and address issues in the community as they affect our youth. We concentrate efforts on illustrating when, how or why certain behaviours are unacceptable and provide our youth with the tools to change. We mediate, educate, counsel and provide mentoring to all young persons in the community.
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Shortwood Teachers’ College, Jamaica (Education)
York University (Sociology)
Provincial Prosecutor (Peel Region)
Currently serves on:
Toronto Police Services Board - Mental Health Sub-committee
Peel Police Black Advisory Committee
Member of a Faith Group
Served on numerous boards/committees for over 35 years
Sheridan College – Professional Advisory Committee (PAC)
New Horizon Youth Outreach - Founder /President (Defunct)
Jamaica Canadian Association Board - Executive Committee
Recipient of numerous awards including the Marcus Garvey Award for Advocacy
Peel Board of Education for her contribution to Education
DR. DANIEL COWANS
FOUNDING MEMBER / PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Dr. Cowans is a certified Christian Counselor and Psychotherapist with a PHD in Psychology & Counselling, two Doctorates with expertise in Christian Counselling to include Drug Abuse, Anger Management and Marriage Counselling.
Dr. Cowans is a founding member of ResQ Youth International. During this time he has served as a board member and soon after he began to facilitate a counselling Program as part of the Restorative Justice Program. This program is extremely successful and has been incorporated into the core programs of the organization.
Dr. Cowans is the senior pastor at the Bibleway Church of God in Christ, in Toronto, Canada. He is also the Superintendent of the Toronto District of the Church of God in Christ and the founder of the Bibleway Institute of Christian Counseling and Theological Studies in Toronto. He is a former professor of California State Christian University and Victory Bible College.